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adjective     human pronunciation in British English
  1. relating to people

    This level of human suffering cannot be tolerated.

    human behaviour:

    the study of human behaviour

    human kindness/decency:

    Feeding the hungry is only basic human decency.

    unfit/safe for human consumption (=for humans to eat):

    Tests show the meat is unfit for human consumption.

    1. a.
      showing normal human feelings and behaviour, especially showing that you can be weak

      His television appearance was intended to show how very human he is.

      It is only human to want revenge when someone hurts you.

    2. b.
      relating to a person’s body

      the human brain

      human remains (=a dead body):

      Human remains were found under the floorboards.



a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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